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DISH Syndrome

Here is all you need to know

About

It is a condition causing the formation of new bones, where the ligaments connect to your spinal cord.

Studies have shown that DISH is more common in men than in women. [1]

- Treatment options are available, but this condition cannot be cured.
- Requires medical diagnosis.
- Laboratory tests and imaging are often required.
- Chronic: Can last for years or be lifelong.

DISH is considered to be a condition that is associated with the calcification of tendons along the sides on the spinal vertebrae. This generally leads to the emergence of bone spurs. A heel spur is the most common syndrome among people affected with DISH.

Symptoms

If you suffer from DISH, you may notice the following:
- Not self-diagnosable
-Stiffness and spinal fractures.
- Swallowing food can be difficult.
- If DISH affects your ribs, you might find difficulty in breathing.
- Constant pain.
- Limited range of motions.

Treatment

Self-care:

Although you are required to visit a doctor in case you suffer from DISH, you can implement the following home remedies:
- Exercise regularly.
- Maintain a proper diet to achieve a desirable weight.
- Use a heating pad on the affected area to reduce the pain.

Medications:

Over-the-counters, pain relievers, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can help in decreasing the pain caused by DISH.

Specialists:

Seek immediate medical attention from your doctor, if you start experiencing too much pain or stiffness in the affected area.
At mfine, you will receive a comprehensive treatment plan for optimum health and speedy recovery.

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